Rebecca Warr is a visual artist and secondary art teacher from Ballarat Victoria. Her artwork incorpoates the use of whimsical pattern and stencil work on abstract backgrounds.
From the day I sat in my Dad’s full roller tray at 6 months of age, my parents got the sense I was going to be artistically minded. I’ve always felt a strong need to express myself creatively and I don’t really remember a time where I didn’t spend hours on end drawing or making things. My need to be creative has been an attribute I have incorporated into my formal studies and career choice as an art educator.
Teaching young people Art has given me the opportunity to experiment with techniques and materials along with them. It has also challenged me to learn and explore processes a little out of my own comfort zone. I have focused strongly on the therapeutic benefits of art in my teaching and this is something I have carried over when producing my own artworks.
My inspiration stems from my creative need at the time. Abstract work allows me to be spontaneous while pattern design and stenciling helps me feel relaxed and focused, similarly to meditating. I want people to view my artworks and feel the same sense of joy and pleasure that I experience while creating them.